I've made a list of things I want to get done today that include mundane things, like making the bed and cleaning the kitchen. More extensive messes, like cleaning the aquarium. And fun stuff, like writing in the blogs. I have to go to another town and pick someone up later today, around 3, and so I won't have a lot of time to do a lot of things today. But that's okay.
I can't tell you how strange my morning routines are ...unsettling almost, now that I don't have chickens to be 2 focal points of the day. Not that I still don't have enough to do, with 3 dogs and 4 cats and a husband. It just seems so...different. I can't wait til spring to have chickens again. They ground me.
The weather here has been very erratic, with temps in the 20's or 65. It has been sunny, raining, foggy and frosted. And we had snow flurries one day. It's enough to make your head spin. But at least we're not experiencing some of the weather around the country. Thankful for that. The past couple of days have been so grey and bleak that you almost don't want to get out of bed. A couple of people I know that suffer from depression are having a really hard time. More things for me to be grateful for 1 ) that I don't suffer from that and 2) that I have friends.
Having a big bowl of leftover beef stew for breakfast. Because I can. lol It's really hitting the spot too. Do you ever eat weird (to some) breakfasts ? I remember in my early 20's I was on a kick of eating big green salads for breakfast. I was a waitress in this small town in northern California, and I would bicycle to work every morning (about 20 miles as I zigzagged through the pear orchards) and get to work early and go in the kitchen and make myself a giant salad of lettuces and eggs and cheese and veggies and wheat toast. lol My boss would say--Geez--let me make you an omelet! But nope--I wanted a light and healthy breakfast to keep me going. Boy, to have that kind of energy again ! Then I would work a hectic 8 hour shift and bicycle back home again. Needles to say, I weighed in at about 102 soaking wet back then. lol
Well, I'm doing it. Planning a big Christ,mas party here at my little house. So far about 25 people have rsvp'd to say they're coming. I'm going to do a soup and breads buffet, with whatever little accoutrements I deem necessary (relish trays, chips and salsas, vegetable snack plates) and have asked everyone to bring holiday cookies or candy. I'll have coffees, hot chocolate and hot spiced cider for beverages. I'm going to enlist the aid of a friend who's pretty crafty and make up some Christmas stockings for the kiddos that will be here. It will be fun. Another friend is going to help me get the house ready (she cleans for extra $$) . Hopefully today and tomorrow I will get the boy to help me get the Holyday decorations in the house from storage. I don't want to put them up unti I get some cleaning done though, so there's no big hurry for that.
Speaking of that boy...bless his heart. This past week he took his poor old mom's car and put new brakes on the back and repaired a cover under the front end that had come loose and was hanging down to the road almost. He's a handy guy to have around...
Alrighty then. Now that I've eaten that bowl of stew I feel like going back to bed. lol That didn't work so well. Guess I'll get off here and get moving....or go lay down. We'll see...